A Marcus Garvey Park Family Portrait Session

Father lifting baby in the air during a Marcus Garvey Park family portrait session

Happy Pre-Thanksgiving, everyone!  It is going to be a very different holiday this year. In the spirit of the season, let’s take a moment and give thanks for family – be they near or far – by enjoying these photos from Sara and Justin’s Marcus Garvey Park family portrait. Our session started on the steps […]

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A Gowanus Family Portrait

Mom and son hugging in front of colorful mural during a Gowanus family portrait session

I have a short and sweet blog this week sharing photos of Anna’s Gowanus family portrait session. While I am not normally a fan of starting a family portrait at a playground, the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn does not have a lot of photogenic locations in the traditional sense. Despite this aesthetic challenge, Anna’s session […]

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How to Prepare for A Newborn Portrait Session

Mother holding newborn baby over shoulder for an article on how to prepare for a newborn portrait session

Get out and vote!  With all the chaos that will be happening today, I figured we could all use the distraction of photos of precious, little wee ones.  I recently had the pleasure of photographing Leah and Steve’s precious family, including their newest family member. A photo shoot is always something of a stressful situation, […]

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A Hudson River Park and Chelsea Waterside Park Family Portrait

Parents kissing boy on cheeks during a Chelsea Waterside Park family portrait session

Chelsea Waterside Park and its neighbor next door, Hudson River Park, are perfect locations for a family photo shoot. The only tricky part is proper timing. Both parks are very popular on the weekend and late afternoon, as the Hudson River waterfront is the best spot in the city to view sunset. Early mornings are […]

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Photo Shoot Details to Remember

Brown haired girl in front of flowering bush for an article on photo shoot details to remember

Whenever clients hires me for a portrait session, I always give them a full set of tips that includes the basics of what to expect when you step in front of the camera. But beyond the basics, there are a few portrait particulars to pay attention to that can really make or break a photo. […]

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Photo Tips for Older Children

Mother kissing son on cheek with father for an article on photo tips for older children

My photography tactics remain pretty much the same, no matter what generation is standing in front of my camera. However, there are certain skills that make photographing teenagers an easier process. In today’s blog post, we’re going to take a trip back to Washington Square Park and I have a set of photo tips for […]

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A Belvedere Castle Family Portrait

Mother holding smiling baby during Belvedere Castle family portrait in Central Park

Belvedere Castle in Central Park was closed through most of 2019 for renovations. I am happy to report, however, that the castle has finally opened, and I have all the details in today’s blog post. There are a few changes due to Covid-19 that you need to know, plus I have a full set of […]

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A Washington Square Park Family Portrait Session

Two fathers and their three daughters sitting on bench during a Washington Square Park family portrait

Washington Square Park is one of the most scenic retreats in New York City. With things changing on a daily basis, the calm beauty of this park remains steadfast. That said there are changes in the neighborhood that you should be aware of before planning your shoot. I have all the details from a recent […]

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A Gantry Plaza Family Portrait Session

Three little girls running in front of parents on boardwalk during a Gantry Plaza family portrait session

The Long Island City waterfront is a great location for family portraits. While I have visited the area several times for engagement portraits, last week marked my first Gantry Plaza family portrait session with Amanda, Timothy and their kids. We had a blast (despite the rain), and I have all the details so that you […]

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A Great Neck Family Portrait Session

Two fathers watching little boy in swing during a Great Neck family portrait session

Want to know my trick for getting great family photos? It’s all about having a plan that includes backup, after backup, after backup, of activities. In today’s blog post, I will share with you photos from a recent Great Neck family portrait session and let you in on a little behind the scenes magic.

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